9th Annual Conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

August 29, 2024 - August 31, 2024

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9th Annual Conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

** August 29-31, 2024, Online via Zoom

** Submission deadline: March 15, 2024

The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will hold its 9th annual conference, August 29-31, 2024, online via Zoom. Kenneth Aizawa (Rutgers University, Newark) will deliver the Presidential Address. There will also be two keynote talks (speakers to be announced soon).

Submission is invited of papers on any aspect of the metaphysics of science, broadly construed. Paper presentations will be 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for a commentator, 5 minutes for the speaker's reply, and 15 minutes for Q&A. Submissions should be full papers in PDF format, of no more than 4,500 words (excluding references and footnotes), and should include an abstract of 150-250 words and a word count.  All papers must employ gender-neutral language and be prepared for anonymous review.

Please send your paper including title and abstract as a PDF document to [email protected] (with your name, affiliation, and the title of the paper in the body of the email and ‘Abstract Submission’ in the subject line).

The submission deadline is March 15, 2024. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by the end of May 2024. Selected speakers should confirm their attendance by June 15.

As well as various presentations, the conference will also feature an organizational meeting of the Society to elect officers, plan future conferences, etc. Both those interested in presenting papers and/or participating in the Society are invited to the conference.

In addition to the regular SMS conference, there will be two summer schools. Please check the Society's website for conference updates: https://socmetsci.org

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